NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Jan. 26): Trae Young, Danilo Gallinari, Clint Capela Set to Play Tuesday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Jan. 26): Trae Young, Danilo Gallinari, Clint Capela Set to Play Tuesday article feature image
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Abbie Parr/Getty Images. Pictured: Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Tuesday’s NBA slate, along with notable injury news for each squad. For real-time updates to these lineups, check out our Action Labs NBA lineups page.

Tuesday’s NBA Injury News

6 p.m. ET Update: The Atlanta Hawks will have three of their key players back in the lineup Tuesday when they face the shorthanded Los Angeles Clippers. Trae Young, Clint Capela and Danilo Gallinari are all active tonight, but the Hawks will be without Cam Reddish due to an Achilles injury.


The Los Angeles Clippers are the latest team to have their starting lineup impacted by the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The Clippers will be without Kawhi Leonard and Paul George when they face the Atlanta Hawks because of the health and safety protocols. Patrick Beverley will also sit with a sore right knee.

The Hawks hope to get back two starters — Trae Young (back) and Clint Capela (ankle) — who missed their previous game and are questionable for Tuesday. Danilo Gallinari is also questionable as he continues to deal with an ankle injury that has reduced his playing time in recent games.

Houston Rockets big man Christian Wood is doubtful for tonight’s game against the Washington Wizards. Wood was absent for Monday’s practice due to personal reasons and is officially doubtful heading into Tuesday’s game after missing the previous two games with an ankle sprain.

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Tuesday’s Projected Starting Lineups

Los Angeles Clippers at Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Luke Kennard
SF – Marcus Morris
C – Nicolas Batum
PF – Serge Ibaka

Injury news: Kawhi Leonard (health protocols), Paul George (health protocols and Patrick Beverley (knee) are out.

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Kevin Huerter
SF – Deandre Hunter
C – John Collins
PF – Clint Capela

Injury news: Trae Young (back), Clint Capela (hand) and Danilo Galinari (ankle) are questionable, Cam Reddish (Achilles) is probable.


Washington Wizards at Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Jerome Robinson
PF – Isaac Bonga
C – Robin Lopez

Injury news: Raul Neto (groin) is questionable. The Wizards remain without six players due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – John Wall
SG – Eric Gordon
SF – Jae’Sean Tate
PF – PJ Tucker
C – Demarcus Cousins

Injury news: Nothing new


New York Knicks at Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Elfrid Payton
SG – Alec Burks
SF – RJ Barrett
PF – Julius Randle
C – Mitchell Robinson

Injury news: Austin Rivers (Achilles) and Frank Ntilikina (knee) are probable, Reggie Bullock (neck) is out.

Jazz Projected Lineup

PG – Mike Conley
SG – Donovan Mitchell
SF – Bojan Bogdanovic
PF – Royce O’Neale
C – Rudy Gobert

Injury news: Nothing new


Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 6 p.m. ET, Justin Phan sees betting value in one Tuesday game: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Atlanta Hawks. To get instant alerts when he sees an edge and his analysis on those picks, sign up for Action Labs.

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